With a compact, spherical growth form accented by numerous undulating, swirling ridges of deep green, the stem of Ferocactus 'Devil's Tongue Barrel' is intriguing all on its own – add in the white-tufted areoles from which sprays of bright red spines emerge, and it is no surprise why “Devil’s Tongue Barrel’ is on the must-have list of so many succulent collectors! The spines, which are slightly flattened and arch away from a central axis, are not the only point of contrast, as huge blooms of bright pink or yellow will emerge as the weather cools in the fall months, followed by small fruits. Reaching up to 12 inches tall at maturity, this slow grower will add layers of texture and color to your home or garden for years to come.
Like most cacti, “Devil’s Tongue Barrel’ prefers bright light accompanied by periods of intense drought, as is the case in its native Mexican desert. To replicate this environment, be sure to situate your plant in a southern or western exposure, and pot within a well-draining container filled with extremely porous soil mix. Water thoroughly but infrequently, in accordance with the ‘soak and dry’ method, to help avoid ills such as rot or pests.
Hardy only to Zone 10, ‘Devil’s Tongue Barrel’ will not tolerate frost, and prefers temperatures well above 40 degrees.
**Please Note: This plant is not available for wholesale**
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